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  • dannyboystories 3:00 PM on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply  



  • dannyboystories 11:55 AM on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    A Happy New Year to all!

    I hope you have not made resolutions for the New Year. The exercise is a waste of time, after all, you will forget them in a week. Some examples:

    I need to lose another 10 pounds in 2013. It is of no consequence because I’ve already been on a weight loss binge for the past 12 months to no avail.

    I need to exercise more calm restraint while observing the news “talking heads”. I’ll not be able to make that work because I no longer consume alcoholic beverages.

    I need to complete my two in-process novels in 2013. This is an altogether unnecessary resolution in that I will resume an six-hour writing day come January 2nd.

    Last, and certainly most important, I will continue my resolution of 10 years ago, hugging and kissing my bride of 53 years not less than two separate times each day.

    So, you see, I need no resolutions for the New Year!


  • dannyboystories 10:50 AM on December 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “Why is it inflationary if the people ke 

    “Why is it inflationary if the people keep their own money, and spend it the way they want to, [but] not inflationary if the government…


  • dannyboystories 1:00 PM on December 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    IS IT THE GUNS? As most of you, I have w 


    As most of you, I have written at length on my blog regarding this complicated issue. Let’s be clear at the outset, I am a military trained gun owner and intend to protect my family with them if it ever, God forbid, it comes to that. That does not mean I patrol the community with my 9mm pistol strapped on my side simply because the 2nd Amendment and my carry permit says I can.

    This issue is not the firearms, it is We the People and how we have come to raise our young and apply our values.

    So called ‘assault rifles’, M-15s, are not assault rifles at all, these simply are equipped with a cartridge that is more powerful, otherwise very little more than an instrument firing a bullet only a fraction larger than a 22 we used as kids, and it is convertible with many options. The small bullet will penetrate.

    In my mind, the issue is the decay of our moral values and complete lack of modesty. Our societal changes cannot be blamed entirely on violent, explicit movies, although these share the blame; cannot be blamed on violent video games, although these share the blame; cannot be blamed on permissiveness, although this is a cause; cannot be blamed on lack of religious training and foundational guidelines, although absence of it is a cause.

    It is all of these things–contributing as one to an “open, permissive” society tolerant of too many indecencies and deprivation from values that build character–we must blame.

    As parents, we have moved heaven and earth to give our children all those things we could not have, signalling the “I want it, and I want it now” philosophy is right and acceptable without the hard work and sacrifice our parents gave. No longer do we move from week to week, beginning each seven day period with worship to an Almighty. No longer does our daily focus include common courtesy and etiquette. Our primary objectives each day involve the accumulation of material goods and wealth.

    So, it is no wonder we come to blame a piece of metal and plastic for a tragic, unacceptable, event. All the legislation we can muster will not change what we have become.

  • dannyboystories 10:01 AM on December 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    ” I never met a politician who did not 

    ” I never met a politician who did not like a mirror.” — D. C. Dan Lee


  • dannyboystories 8:09 PM on December 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , control, , , , murder, Republicans, socialism, , , utopia   

    A Country’s Murder! 

    We are murdering the United States of America, the bullet is out of the barrel, and it may be too late to turn away!

    Utopia n. 1) an imaginary and indefinitely remote place; 2) often capitalized, a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions; 3) an impractical scheme for social improvement.

    Apparently, our American society has become a nation of people looking to have their cake and eat it, too. Our government has become a burgeoning, impossible entity controlling ever more of our lives, but it appears to be exactly what the majority of voters ask. Do folks really want a cradle to grave protective government? If so, who will be left to pay the bill?

    America was, of course, founded on personal liberties in a free enterprise system. This is no longer the case. According to the Bible, life itself is not fair, and yet, more people look for governmentally imposed financial and position fairness for all, requiring still more and more regulation and laws essentially “robbing Peter to pay Paul”. It is an altogether unreasonable course that is likely unattainable.

    With the stoke of a pen, an American president can dilute liberties of individuals, and has done so multiple times in recent years. Republicans and Democrats, pinned to the wall by their laxidasical effort in recent decades, are now unable to reach acceptable compromises that may have been easier in the past. Too, our elected officials are unaware they were not canonized when elected, and pay little heed to those who put them in office.

    Our young, are no longer satisfied by working hard, gaining experience, and earning a new home, car, and a more comfortable lifestyle. College graduates demand instant notoriety, position, and wages, even though their skill, knowledge, or ability is not proven nor tested. Their attitude “I want it, and I want it now”, is likely the result of two things: 1) We parents worked hard to give our children all those things we did not have growing up, and 2) The liberal bias educational system gave our kids the socialistic mindset to demand it is right to penalize those who have earned better life stations through their own efforts.

    Add in a rapidly eroding moral standard focusing on material worth, rather than solid loving character, and the future is entirely dark.

    This nation, regardless what Congress may do in the next few days, is teetering on financial collapse. Nothing more than a wholesale chopping of expenditures, overhaul of entitlements, and reduction of governmental size and largess will save America. With a budget generating an annual more than a trillion dollars in additional debt each year, how can a reduction that is less than equal the shortfall be the solution?

    Additional taxes only postpone the inevitable, give elected representatives what they need to perpetuate their selfish governing, and take needed money from what is required for the people and their businesses to survive.

    Failing to face the facts of deficit spending, the folly of ignoring the Constitutional limits put on government in the first place, and the desires of selfish people to want more than they deserve, are the culprits joining hand in hand to murder the United States of America.




  • dannyboystories 10:50 AM on December 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “The principle of spending money to be p 

    “The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale” — Thomas Jefferson

  • dannyboystories 10:40 AM on December 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Trying to overcome a weak position by ra 

    Trying to overcome a weak position by raising your voice is the oldest trick in the debating book. http://ow.ly/i/1iXy7

  • dannyboystories 9:01 AM on December 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fill your new e-reader before prices inc 

    Fill your new e-reader before prices increase on January 1st! http://ow.ly/g6WiO


  • dannyboystories 4:40 PM on December 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    It was a great time for “Danny Boy Stor 

    It was a great time for “Danny Boy Stories”…. http://ow.ly/gogKu


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